iOS 9 update to require just 1.3GB of free space
Apple has responded to recent grumbles, revealing that the imminent iOS 9 update will require just 1.3GB of free space for installation.
With iOS 8 having caused widespread issues with its bulky, 4.6GB requirements – more than many entry-level iPhone and iPad owners had spare – the Cupertino-based company has cut things back this time around.
Revealed the 1.3GB iOS 9 download size, he added: “Now, we think everyone is going to get iOS 9.
iOS 9 was outlined during the company’s annual developers conference, WWDC, today, June 8.
The upcoming iPhone and iPad software will be introduced this autumn – presumably alongside the heavily rumoured iPhone 6S – bringing a number of new features.
Set to expand the iPhone’s battery by up to an hour through improved management, iOS 9 will also introduce a smarter Siri.
Echoing Google Now, Siri will soon understand context, offering users more detailed help on a number of search and command options.
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For tablet users, split screen multitasking is to be introduced for the first time, helping Apple’s market-leading slates better stave off the competition from the likes of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
Further iOS 9 additions include improved HomeKit support and updates to Maps which will see transit systems included for the first time.